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Old 05-06-2013, 11:37 PM   #1
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Water htr thermostat

2013 26TBUD TT - just coming up on a year since delivery and overall things have been great. Over the winter while parked beside the house the electric side of the DSI water heater failed. When I took it in for warranty work the dealer's service guy said the thermostat was bad and that I should not leave it on all the time when not using it or it would continue to fail. Huh?????

Does this make sense to anyone????

Honestly, I don't leave it on much but it was below freezing and I didn't want to drain the tank so I just left the heater on for a few weeks.

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Old 05-07-2013, 12:48 AM   #2
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We leave ours on, usually 2 or 3 weeks at a time until we move.
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Old 05-07-2013, 08:39 AM   #3
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Did the dealer do the repair under warranty or charge you?

If he did it under warranty, then he was just making conversation.
If he charged you for the repair, find a new warranty repair place.

I had no idea my "so called" former dealer had moved his rip off operation to Oregon.
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... dealer's service guy said the thermostat was bad and that I should not leave it on all the time when not using it or it would continue to fail...
We never turn it off IF there is water in it except when it sitting at home and not going to be used for over a week or so. Also usually leave the water pump on as it is parked right next to the garage and we walk around it at least once a day if not more.
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Did the dealer do the repair under warranty or charge you?

If he did it under warranty, then he was just making conversation.
If he charged you for the repair, find a new warranty repair place.

I had no idea my "so called" former dealer had moved his rip off operation to Oregon.
It was covered under warranty.... I was just surprised what they said.
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It was covered under warranty.... I was just surprised what they said.
I am thinking he was making conversation. You don't turn off your house water heater when you are not using it do you?

Running the water heater out of water with the heat on could damage the thermostats (and the electric element if used), I suppose; or it could just be bad. It does happen. There is also a fusible link between the two bellows switches that can melt.
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Old 05-08-2013, 07:23 AM   #7
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Sometimes t-stats go bad. Most of the time they don't.
I wouldn't worry about it.
Continue as usual and
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